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Are Mortgages Any Easier to Come By? In a Word: Somewhat

Are Mortgages Any Easier to Come By? In a Word: Somewhat


Everyone knows that lending standards today are relatively restrictive by historic standards, but are…

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Mortgage Applications Continue to Gain, Up 14.2%

Mortgage Applications Continue to Gain, Up 14.2%


Mortgage applications increased 14.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the…

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Is 2015 the Year For Buying And Selling?

Is 2015 the Year For Buying And Selling?


Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke states that 2015 is the year of recovery, and…

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How Falling Oil Prices Could Hit the Mortgage Industry

How Falling Oil Prices Could Hit the Mortgage Industry


Oil is pushing its way down to below $47.50 per barrel as of Jan….

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Mortgage, Appraisal Fraud on the Decline

Mortgage, Appraisal Fraud on the Decline


Mortgage fraud has tumbled over the last year as increased regulation pushes the bad…

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How Much the FHA Premium Cut Will Actually Save Borrowers

How Much the FHA Premium Cut Will Actually Save Borrowers


Recently, the Obama Administration announced, with much fanfare, that it was directing the Federal…

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Top 5 Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents in 2015

Top 5 Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents in 2015


“All failure is failure to adapt, all success is successful adaptation.” – Max McKeown…

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Realty Rewind

Realty Rewind


The Top 20 Agents in Chicagoland Sold 7 Percent Of Chicagoland’s Total Sales Volume…

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Chicagoland Caps Off Lackluster 2014 with Lukewarm December

Chicagoland Caps Off Lackluster 2014 with Lukewarm December


It was the same old narrative for the 2014 housing market in December, according…

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Is Print Still an Effective Real-Estate Marketing Tool? Simple Steps To Find Out

Is Print Still an Effective Real-Estate Marketing Tool? Simple Steps To Find Out


By Peyman Aleagha For decades print marketing has been one of the primary ways…

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